PNC Bank has appointed Pamela Austin senior vice president and senior banking advisor for wealth management. Based in Mishawaka, she will be responsible for specializing in deposit and loan solutions, uniquely tailored to high net worth clients and their families. Austin has more than 30 years of banking experience, including private banking, financial analysis, marketing, business development sales, wealth transfer and problem resolution for clients and their families. Most recently she served as vice president at 1st Source Bank.
Austin earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Business Administration from Bethel College. She is an active member of the community, where she most recently served as president of the board of Hannah’s House of Michiana, and a member of the executive board of the Friends of the Snite Museum at Notre Dame and the alumni board of Bethel College.
By Brian Harris Executive Creative Director, Bradley and Montgomery
It may sound like a marketer’s dream scenario: efforts have proven to be so successful it appears a company has completely saturated their target audience. While it may be a good problem to have, it still may be a problem. Hitting a marketing plateau is an opportunity for companies in any industry to reevaluate, re-energize and come to the table with new ideas for better understanding existing customers and engaging new audiences.
Last month, it became legal for Hoosier farmers to grow hemp and a Gas City-based startup is being aggressive in being among the first to take advantage of market opportunities. Heartland Harvest Processing is helping farmers connect the new agricultural commodity to consumer products, including CBD. Founder and Chief Marketing Officer Chris Moorman says the first hemp harvest under the new law is expected to begin next month. In an interview with Business of Health...
The Michigan City Common Council has formally committed to contribute $12 million towards the proposed $416 million Double Track project for the South Shore commuter line. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the council voted unanimously to pay $7 million upfront and finance the remaining $5 million through a 20-year bond issue.
The state of Indiana has announced plans for what it says is a first-of-its-kind 5G hub. Launching in October, the Indiana 5G Zone aims to "attract business, foster innovation and propel research and development in 5G-enabled advanced technologies." The hub will be located inside the new downtown Indianapolis headquarters of the nonprofit Eleven Fifty Academy. The Indiana 5G Zone will include a 3,000-square-foot research lab, which will be used to develop and test...
Ethanol production at an Indiana biofuels plant will be stopped and the owner blames Environmental Protection Agency policies and the oil refining industry. South Dakota-based POET Energy announced the plant in Cloverdale will be placed in “idle production” within several weeks, though no date has been set. The ethanol producer says 100’s of local jobs will be impacted, but the news release did not specifically mention “layoffs” at this point.
The second annual Exhibit Columbus will open Friday with a variety of events. Organizers say the two-day opening weekend will showcase architecture, art, and community in celebration of the city's design legacy.